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When Your Freshman Tells You She Wants To Take A Year Off College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

My college freshman’s announcement could not have been a greater knee-clip. And it happened right about the time Tom Brady woke up and began playing...

A Focus on Young Adults Will Help Create Safer Communities and Reduce the Use of Incarceration

Marc Schindler | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Marc Schindler

We are a nation founded on laws and justice, where we believe everyone deserves a second chance.

New Beginnings

Sara Johnson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Sara Johnson

It was early Wednesday morning when my phone vibrated. It was my early day at work and I had just punched in. "Who's texting me at 8 a.m.?" I th...

America's Forgotten Youth: National Family Caregivers Month

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Feylyn Lewis

Embed from Getty Images Like a kid before Christmas, I eagerly await the start of November every year. As November marks the dedicated month for fam...

Millennials: The Lost Generation?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Dr. Gail Gross

As the nation moves forward from the results of the Presidential election, the other day while listening to the news, I was disturbed by the story of ...

Dear Attachment Parents: You Aren't Ruining Your Kids

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I like who they are turning out to be. And while I don't attribute their delightfulness entirely to attachment parenting, I do think that being raised with such extravagant love as had a profoundly positive effect on my kids. In my experience, here are some of the long-term benefits of attachment parenting.

The true measure of our nation's heart -- how it treats its kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Christopher Phillips

In a speech in which she leveled Donald Trump for boasting of a history of encounters that arguably amount to an admission serial sexual assault, it ...

Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

After Losing Her Sister, This Woman Is Raising Awareness For Drowsy Driving

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home

Jennifer Pearce lost her younger sister, Nicole, in a drowsy driving accident six years ago. She has since devoted her life to raising awareness about...

Helping Young Adults Means More Than Writing a Check

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Several years ago, I loaned my then twenty-four-year-old son money to buy a car on the condition that he pay it back in monthly installm...

Don't Let Political Correctness Blind Us to the Plight of Young Men

Hadley Heath | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Hadley Heath

Pew Research recently reported that, for the first time in the modern era, more young people (age 18 to 34) are living with their parents than any other living arrangement, including living alone or living with a spouse or partner.

12 Things You Should Do in Your 20s

Sophie Hannah Davis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Sophie Hannah Davis

Your 20s are your selfish years and it's a decade where you immerse yourself in everything around you and the world out there. Ensure you are selfish with your time, look after yourself, pay attention to your mental health and love the people who are important to you.

Teach Money Skills to Your Middle Schooler This Summer

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Nathaniel Sillin

Most 12-to-14-year-olds I know are pretty busy over summer break. They're active with sports, their friends and for many, their first odd jobs around ...

The Strengths Millennials Have By Being 'Young'

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There are many advantages to being young, so cherish them! One day you will be afraid of drinking, forgetful, and stocking up on anti-aging cream while looking back on your younger days with fond memories. Don't forget to live in the moment and take life one day at a time.

Brilliant Disguise

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Stephen Gray Wallace

Jared and Genevieve represent millions of like-minded youth trying to change the world. All while brilliantly disguised as just another generation (or two) that really couldn't care less.

Do All Caregivers Matter?

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Feylyn Lewis

Yes, all caregivers matter. Yes, caregivers of every age need support and recognition. The young will one day become old. In our fight to raise the profile of caregivers, let us not forget that specialized attention for some does not diminish the importance of all.

The Missing Leg

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Pat Taylor

A triangle shape can be as sturdy as a square. At first, it might be difficult to trust that the three-legged table will be as strong, as balanced, as safe as the four-legged one was. But it can be done. That table can be redesigned, remade, resilient. This is what happened to us.

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Reaching for Happiness: Tips to Help You Get There

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Evelyn Fiske

The best advice that I can give someone (because someone amazing once said it to me) is to not forget about your imperfections, but also not to obsess over them. What I mean by this is if you are not completely happy with something in your life, find a way to change it, without making it your absolutely only priority and becoming miserable if you don't achieve an amazing outcome on your first try.

My First Opera Remembered

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Christine Stoddard

"L'Orphée" marked my first opera--a beautiful tale that swept me away with tides of excellent execution. I was expecting Greco-Roman and I got mid-ce...

Why You Should Say Thank You to Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
Kassy Scarcia

The key with exploration is to welcome and embrace it. Don't expect instant answers, don't force yourself into a box created by others, and most importantly don't force yourself into a box you created.

5 Things I've Learned At 24

Emily Breeden | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Emily Breeden

Here are five things that I've learned at 24:

25 Best Ever Sci-Fi for YAs

Randall Radic | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Randall Radic

Bored out of your mind with video games? Got over 500 channels in hi-def and nothing's on? Here's a novel idea: read a novel! You know the things with pages and printing and an enticing picture on the cover.

5 Reasons Why We Fail to Pause Before We Get Into Trouble

Chris Mayya | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Chris Mayya

Training our attention and awareness qualities is one of the best ways that I know of, to learn to get in touch with our discerning mind and the energy within our body. Such training is like holding up a mirror onto our own minds, just as we do with our faces, and instantly recognize what is it that needs fixing.

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Henry G. Brinton

I don't think that you can be truly spiritual without being religious. It just doesn't work. A sociologist of religion named Nancy Ammerman has finished a new study of religion in everyday life. She concludes that the SBNR is a unicorn. By this she means that it is a species that does not exist in reality.